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March 8, 2022

Republican legislators fought firearms magazine limits

OLYMPIA — Representatives from all Washington districts, including 19th District Representatives Jim Walsh (R-Aberdeen) and Joel McEntire (R-Cathlamet), participated in the floor debate about firearms ammunition magazine limits that lasted over three hours.

“This terrible bill, please vote no,” Walsh stated to House Speaker Laurie Jinkins before the final vote as he told a story involving his daughter.

Walsh, 17th District Rep. Vicki Kraft (R-Vancouver), and 13th District Rep. Tom Dent (R-Moses Lake) were the most outspoken House Republicans, each calling the bill unconstitutional and a challenge to enforce.

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